Caltex fuel station approved in Alkimos

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PLANS for a third fuel station in Alkimos received development approval recently, with conditions requiring several changes to the design.

The Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel approved an application for a $2.5 million Caltex convenience store with The Foodary and Boost on March 27.

Planning Solutions submitted plans for the 58 Montana Crescent, which is owned by Alkimos Combine and adjacent to Marmion Avenue and the future Alkimos Beach tavern.

City of Wanneroo staff had recommended the panel refuse the application because it did not have an active frontage to Sanderling Street and the window would not provide passive surveillance.

It also said a pylon sign did not meet the City’s sign policy, storm water infrastructure needed to be kept within the site and there was not sufficient sightline distance at the northern crossover.

After the recommendation to refuse lapsed for want of a mover, Wanneroo Councillor Frank Cvitan successfully moved an alternative motion to conditionally approve it.

The five-member panel’s reason for doing so was that it was satisfied after lengthy discussion with the applicant and City officers that design issues could be resolved via conditions.

Conditions required the applicant to add windows to provide passive surveillance and activation, reduce the size of the pylon sign and relocate it, revise the stormwater report and make the northern crossover on Montana Crescent an ‘entry only’ point.

Another condition required that the service yard be enclosed and screened by a 1.8m high wall.

There is an existing fuel station on Shorehaven Boulevard and another is under construction at Trinity Village, on the corner of Marmion Avenue and Santorini Promenade.

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